Renewed Or Cancelled?
The Outlaws, Stephen Merchant’s dramedy about seven strangers who meet when they have to do community service together, recently ended its second season on the BBC (the first season is available on Prime Video in the US).
As well as creating the show, Merchant also had a starring role in the series, and he was joined by a talented cast of other actors, including Hollywood legend Christopher Walken.
If you have enjoyed the show, you will understandably be keen to see a third season. But has the show been renewed? Or has it now been cancelled? Here’s what we know.
Will The Outlaws Be Back For A Season 3?
At the time of writing, a third season has not been confirmed. However, Stephen Merchant is open to the possibility of a Season 3, providing there is a way to bring the characters back. In an interview with Radio Times, he said:
“I love the characters, I like the world. I don’t know how long you could believe that they’re still doing community service but I suppose it’s like Auf Wiedersehen, Pet, where they were always building a different house in different parts of the world.
So hopefully there’s a way to keep bringing them back, particularly as I love working with this cast and as I say, once you’ve created a world and you’ve got characters that you enjoy writing for you sort of want to keep on milking that cow.”
The chances of another season are probably high as the series has been well received by critics and audiences. But as well as finding a story idea to ensure the show’s continuation, a third season will likely depend on the actors’ schedules too. As such, it might be a little while before the show is back on our screens unless the actors involved have the time to unite for another go-round of community service.
Who could be in Season 3?
As there were no character disappearances or deaths in the last season, despite the dangers they faced when dealing with a dangerous drug gang, it is likely that all of the ‘outlaws’ will make a return.
As you will know already if you have seen the show, these include Christopher Walken as Frank; Stephen Merchant as Greg; Darren Boyd as John; Clare Perkins as Myrna; Eleanor Tomlinson as Gabby; Rhianne Barreto as Rani; and Gamba Cole as Christian.
The real star of the show, perhaps, is Jessica Gunning, who played Diane, the Police Community Support Officer who was placed in charge of the motley crew of offenders. She certainly provided some of the biggest laughs in the first two seasons so we hope her bumbling character returns if a third season is given the green light.
What could happen in Season 3?
It’s hard to say at this point as the second season ended neatly, with the various plot threads of the season nicely tied up. If you have seen the season, you will know that it featured the characters getting into trouble after finding (and spending) stolen drug money. They then ran into a sinister drug lord and pretended to be drug dealers in an effort to take down the baddie and save themselves. I won’t say any more as I don’t want to give away any spoilers, especially for viewers in the US who may not have caught up with the second season yet.
If the show is given the green light, the ‘outlaws’ will likely get into another predicament but as to what that might be, we’ll just have to wait and see.
When could we see Season 3?
The first two seasons were filmed back-to-back which is why Season 2 followed on from Season 1 so quickly. As Season 3 hasn’t been officially confirmed yet, we don’t know when filming might begin but here’s hoping it’s sooner rather than later as we don’t want to wait too long for the further adventures of Greg and his other partners in crime (rehabilitation).
That’s all we know for now but we aim to update this page if and when The Outlaws is given the green light for a Season 3.
Would you like to see The Outlaws return for a third season? What’s been your favourite part of the show so far? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!